May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
Crying out to God for help; there comes to David a settled peace as he ponders the assurance of God’s deliverance. He has God’s Word on the matter, so he prays through until he receives the blessing from heaven, and then he rejoices in it.
Allow the Word of God to dwell in your mind until you are convinced by the facts that everything God has said is true for you. Train yourself to confidently think and speak the very same things God has already said to you. Great things happen when your thoughts and words are aligned with God’s.
In Psalm 119:11 David says, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you,” David stored God’s Word in his heart; he depended on God for everything according to His Word.
David shouts, “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.” (Psalm 119:97-98) Psalm 119 has 176 verses demonstrating God’s powerful influence in the life of those who live by His Word. David built his life around God and His Word.
David’s prayer expresses his emotions and mood swings, at last, he settles into quiet contemplation of the outcome of God hearing his prayer. Shouts of joy always follow answers to prayer.
So purposely take some time to saturate yourself with God’s Word. Think deeply on His promises until their meaning opens up to your understanding, and allow the implications to flood your heart. Strengthen your faith by boldly praying and saying what God has said until He brings it to pass in your life.
Let God’s promises of salvation, deliverance, healing, provisions, and protection be marked indelibly on your heart until His love causes you to shout His praises. Walk in the light of God’s written Word; Shout to the Lord, be at peace and Be Encouraged! -JSP